Vaquero

Vaquero

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Going from subtle to ecstatic, from silence to outburst, new coming power trio Vaquero delivers a collection of carefully manufactured tunes, which become the most powerful force behind them: small masterpieces that bring Lennon and Yorke to the crossroads of the new music industry.

Biography


QUICK FACTS

• Hometown: Monterrey, Mexico
• Album in stores (Mexico): Thursday, September 8th (digital distribution in the US through CD Baby, soon on major legal downloads websites)
• Did a version of The Guess Who’s classic “American Woman” for the mexican-bolivian feature film “American Visa”. The track will be the first single and video extracted from the soundtrack.
• Reached the Top 10 on the three major sales chart in the country (Mixup, Tower Records and Sahari’s) just one week after release date. They keep a steady pace on the Amprofon Top 100 (Mexico's equivalent to Billboard's 200), which compiles all the sales charts in the country.
• Looking for licenses or distribution in the US, Europe and South America, aiming for a first quarter of 2006 release.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND ALTERNATE SITES

www.ilovevaquero.com
www.myspace.com/ilovevaquero
www.sonicbids.com/vaquero

“A remarkable album from an export quality band...” ****
- Alejandro Carranco, Rolling Stone México

“Vaquero posess an outstanding reach... An amazing sonic experience” ****
- Maraliza, Revista Switch

BIO

Gerardo Garza (Chetes) and Maurizio Terracina, the songwriting masterminds behind this power trio, go way back. It was 1993 in Monterrey –Mexican cradle of the eclectic and influential alt-music movement that gave birth to household names as Kinky, Control Machete and Plastilina Mosh- when these then 13 year-olds unpretentiously decided they wanted to follow the footsteps of their international music idols and form their own band. It was a time before the music industry’s radar was set to this 6 million people industrial capital, the city was virgin territory waiting to be discovered and the music scene was ready for something important... The cork was about to pop.

These two adventurous teenagers began playing tirelessly with their high school buddies, going from sextet Zurdok Movimento to quartet Zurdok during eight successful years and three genre defining, critically acclaimed albums with Universal Music México. On 2002 the band members took separate ways, but the core wunderpair were not to give up music, and after a much helpful and necessary one-year hiatus, they decided to embark on a new adventure named VAQUERO and started writing and producing songs with a very focused objective, the international market.

Going from subtle to ecstatic, from silence to outburst, power-trio VAQUERO delivers a collection of carefully manufactured tunes, which become the most powerful force behind them: small masterpieces with simple lyrics that bring Lennon and Yorke to the crossroads of the new music industry. And even though they tried to keep the project under wraps until all the pieces of the puzzle were in place, critics and fans immediately found out about the band’s plan and officially pushed them to kick-start the project, which opened with a surprise debut at LAMC (Latin Alternative Music Conference) Los Angeles in August 2003.

Strategic planning followed this showcase, and the threesome (completed by Rodrigo Guardiola on drum duties) chose California and Texas for a first round of presentations that started creating awareness in the US. Rave reviews started to appear, and David Lynch’s quote from The Austin Chronicle summed it up just right: “VAQUERO’s music is up melodic, crescendo rock that never betrays the talented hands that made it. Singing in English with an Anglo veneer that could just as easily been from Denver to Liverpool, instead of the Mexican Capital, the future of music is in good hands.”

Before releasing their debut album, the band had already scored a No. 1 hit on the influential station Radio Ibero 90.9 (Mexico City’s equivalent to KCRW in LA), performed at important music festivals in Latin America (Vive Latino and Manifest) and the US (SXSW and LAMC) and been special guests at the Latin MTV Video Music Awards. VAQUERO was also chosen by Placebo to be their opening act on their Mexico tour, was the Top 3 EPK at Sonicbids.com for more than two months, and keeps adding people to their ever growing fan base.

Now that their debut album is finally out, the band will follow a carefully designed plan aimed to reinforce their presence in their home market, translate it to record sales and touring, and keep spreading the word out in the major markets of US and Europe, looking for the right label to team up with and reach international audiences.

Lyrics

Dying to Live (First Single)

Written By: G. Garza, M. Terracina, B. Reardon

All of my time, wasted
What came before, all gone
What I stand for, changes
I let it go, move on

In these world nobody knows which side they’re on
Give the money all away
Still hell to pay

I’m a one-way ticket (I'm dying to live)
You killed the last to forget and forgive (I'm dying to live)
Tell me can you dig it
Left for dead now I’m dying to live
I’m dying to live

Tunnel vision, one goal
My redemption, your fall
In this world nobody knows their right from wrong
A bible and a shotgun
Now I’m glad I got one

From Nowhere

Written By: G. Garza, M. Terracina

Tell me how you end the story,
Tell me how you manage to throw it away
Who’s the one that you can trust in?
Who’s the one that you can never forget?

Find a way to talk about it
Find a way to put it out of my head
I was living life in pictures
All my memories never seam to change

And she came all the way from nowhere

You’ve been trying to make me sorry
You’ve been trying to hide your feelings away
Who’s the one that you can trust in?
Who’s the one that you can never forget?

And she came all the way from nowhere

Getting tired of all these places
Getting tired of all these…

And she came all the way from nowhere

Yesterday's Song

Written By: G. Garza

Nothing between us, there’s no when and how
Doesn’t matter who you are
You know how much I’ve tried to get here in time, still
You haven’t changed your mind

I see the sun shining on your face
Oh it’s such a beautiful place
Just for a while I can feel alive
And start all over again

You got to let it go
It’s time to move on
The devil is gone
It’s yesterday’s song

Won’t let it go
Shouldn’t last long
The devil is gone
It’s yesterday’s song

Better days are waiting for me
Though it’s going to take some time
Don’t you know how much you hurt me?
Soon you’re going to figure it out

Oh, this is just the beginning
And I’m getting these feeling
This is just the beginning
Yeah it’s going to be all right

You got to let it go
It's time to move on
The devil is gone
It's yesterday’s song

Gotta let it go
Shouldn’t last long
The devil is gone
It's yesterday’s song

All Day Dreamer

Written By: G. Garza, M. Terracina

Coming down, light as a feather
She’s just killing time
On the run, better surrender
Before she kills all of mine

She’s an all day dreamer

If you could see me

Writing down things to remember
On the palm of her hand
I turn around and slip through her fingers
She can’t understand

She’s an all day dreamer
(Can’t get it out of my mind)

If you could see me now

Sunshine

Written By: G. Garza, M. Terracina

Lately something is missing, maybe last time it was too easy
Every time I try to let it out, just makes it worse
And you still keep waiting for more

Been in to many places maybe I didn’t get your message
Every time I try to bring you down t makes it worse
And you know ill never give up

Sunshine, what’s taking you so long?
Sunshine, I just can’t wait no more

Lately something is missing maybe last time it was to easy
Every time I try to let it out, just makes it worse
And you know ill never give up

Discography


‘Vaquero’
(Independent distributed in Mexico through EMI - In stores since September 8th)
Produced by Vaquero and Peter Reardon in Monterrey and Los Angeles

ADDITIONAL DISCOGRAPHY

“American Visa” – Soundtrack
(EMI Music - In stores of Mexico since October 10th)

SINGLES

‘Dying to Live’
Video directed by Rodrigo Guardiola and Losermen, Inc.
‘American Woman’ (extracted from the ‘American Visa’ soundtrack)
Video directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia (also the film’s director), Rodrigo Guardiola and Chiva

Set List

1- All Day Dreamer
2- Dying to Live
3- Space is Fake
4- From Nowhere
5- Yesterday's Song
6- Building an Army
7- Head Down
8- No Sense
9- Sunshine
10- The Lost and the Chosen
11- Money
12- Somebody's Running the Show
13- Together